In France, on Monday, the president of the UAE

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The President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, will travel to France on July 18, his first official visit abroad since taking office last May.

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Sheikh Mohammed will meet French President Emmanuel Macron to jointly discuss actions in the fields of “energy, climate change and advanced technology”, as well as efforts to strengthen regional security and stability, the state news agency reported. WAM.

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Paris has close economic and political ties to Abu Dhabi, and Macron has forged a good relationship with Sheikh Mohammed, who has long been the de facto leader of the United Arab Emirates. France maintains a permanent military base in the United Arab Emirates.

The two countries signed a series of major deals last year, including one in the Defense sector – worth $19 billion – during Macron’s visit to the Gulf state. French energy giants TotalEnergies and Engi also secured multi-billion euro contracts.

TotalEnergies chief executive Patrick Pouyan said on Wednesday that Paris was in talks with Abu Dhabi about fuel imports ahead of this winter, as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine triggered – among other things – an energy crisis in Europe.


Source: Capital

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